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Dec
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comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
You might consider using an online source for the purposes of linking. For instance, the NET Bible (classic) site transliterates it as: ba`ar <01197>.
Dec
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comment Why isn't there a taxonomic distinction between clean and unclean birds?
@Richard: The JewFAQ says: "Other birds are permitted, such as chicken, geese, ducks and turkeys. However, some people avoid turkey, because it is was unknown at the time of the giving of the Torah, leaving room for doubt." The article you linked to suggests that there was confusion about where turkeys came from (some believed they were from Turkey or India and could therefore be known to Moses), but now the bird is permitted since so many Jews have eaten it in the past. It sounds complicated. ;-)
Dec
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comment Meaning of “Body of Flesh” in Colossians 2:11
@Kazark: The NET Bible (classic) is my go-to source for translation and textual criticism issues. Thanks for the extra +1.5 for accepting my answer. I'll try to make up excess +0.5 by quoting Lewis some other time. ;-)
Dec
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asked Why isn't there a taxonomic distinction between clean and unclean birds?
Dec
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comment Who are the morning stars in Job 38:7?
It may be that limiting the question to just Job will get you better answers. It's not clear to me whether either Revelation or Isaiah are referring to same person as Job or if they merely use the same imagery. Apocalyptic works have a separate set of metaphors than typical poetic passages in the Bible. It's possible that Job has something entirely different in mind.
Dec
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comment How big were the nomadic clans of the patriarchs?
@Richard: I agree with your bounty description. It's a simple question that will be best answered from a variety of angles. It's a good idea to highlight it.
Dec
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comment Who are the morning stars in Job 38:7?
Welcome to Hermeneutics.SE! Great question. Tolkien seemed to have played off of this verse in the opening passages of "The Silmarillion". (Which translation did you quote, by the way? It's best to at least mention it once in a post.)
Dec
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answered When did Jesus change his view on preaching to Gentiles?
Dec
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comment What does “more than conquerors” mean in Romans 8:37?
N. T. Wright makes a strong case that Romans 8:31-39 contrasts God's reign over the word with Caesar's. God doesn't send down His legions to enforce His rule. Rather He sent His own Son to illustrate conquering love.
Dec
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comment How did the Thanksgiving offering work?
Today is the last day to ask all your burning thanksgiving questions in order to respond to my challenge.
Dec
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comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! Did Richard (in chat) guess right about what AKOT means? Is it the "Analytical Key to the Old Testament"?
Dec
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asked How did the Thanksgiving offering work?
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revised Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
Fixed a typo, added a link and tags.
Dec
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comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
I'd always assumed based on the way passages such as these are translated that the purpose was burn their children to death. But ritual mutilation by fire is actually far more horrifying.
Dec
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comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics--Stack Exchange!
Nov
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answered Meaning of “Body of Flesh” in Colossians 2:11
Nov
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comment Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
I'm not sure the Matthew quote exactly applies to John. In John, Jesus is talking about some future time when the other fold will listen to His voice. While Jesus was mostly focused on Judah, He did speak to Gentiles and His voice is still heard by Gentiles around the world. But this is a good answer. +1
Nov
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comment Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
+1 for a Lewis quote. (A sure way to my heart and mind.) I saw that article too in researching the question.
Nov
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comment Were the Nephilim in Genesis 6 aliens?
@Richard: That's how I feel about asking. ;-) But I'll put my pride aside for the sake of our FAQ.
Nov
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comment Does Jesus refer to aliens in John 10:16?
I haven't gone completely insane. I'm asking example questions so that I can link to them from our draft FAQ.